Attrocities of our universities.

Soorya Gayathri
Posted June 15, 2021 from India

(FYI: I live in Kerala.)

If someone asks me what is one good thing about our university? It would be the fact that they know how to torture students and disregard our mental health. So that when we graduate we will get numb to real-life problems.

( Such a Win-Win situation :-|)

Don't get me wrong I love what I am studying (B. com, LLB). I even regret not giving 100% for not working enough. I'm working towards that as I've mentioned earlier also.

I'm talking about how messed up our universities are. During the first wave of covid, in most of the other courses exams were canceled and everything was evaluated on an internal marks basis.

But in our case, they decided to conduct offline exams with establishing sub-centers for those who are living far from their college but the thing is there weren't enough sub-centers (thankfully I live near my college ). 

It would all be fine at least if they took precautions for that, right? But obviously, they didn't. There was no...

 1. Proper sanitization

 2. Social distancing

Let me remind you that these two are important factors for preventing the spread of covid!

Anyways they even tried doing the same during the second wave. But thankfully a statesman intervened and spoke out for all of us and asked them to postpone it and they did. Now they are conducting exams for B. com (Intermediate exams) students in midst of all this chaos.

I just don't understand why they can't figure out another logical alternative like online exams, internal marks assessment, or something like that. In our case, we have attendance, assignments, seminars, and two internal exams for all the subjects which I think is a pretty strict and effective method for internal assessment which also ensures that students are learning everything.

I remember one of my classmates was covid positive and she had to write the exam in an ambulance in front of our college. I can't even imagine the kind of pressure she must have gone through. It's not ok and it's not fair. I'm sure those who use Twitter have seen a hashtag of cancel exams trending. In Instagram also I see the same but for some reason the voice and worries of students and being hushed and disregarded. I don't know why it's happening but it's evident. ​

​​​​​​But yes some politicians are representing these things and they are talking about it which is good but mostly it's overlooked. 

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Soorya Gayathri
Jun 15
Jun 15

I wrote this... with the information I know and with what I have gathered.
I'm addressing this here because
1. This is an issue which is not taken seriously
2. People from different parts of the world are here and I felt like the more people knows about it the better
3. I need people to talk about this (as simple as that) education is important but not at the cost of students life.

Phoenix12
Jun 15
Jun 15

It's all true... totally disregarding the mental health of students.

Soorya Gayathri
Jun 24
Jun 24

Ikr:,-)

MUKABA ZAWADI
Jun 16
Jun 16

Merci pour le partage c très bien de nous parler de la santé là chez vous à l'Université. Courage et prend soins de toi

Urvashi Shivdasani
Jun 16
Jun 16

Thanks for speaking up! Its disappointing that appropriate solutions are not being found to alleviate the pressure off students and yet give them the opportunity to complete their education safely. Keep the pressure on, kudos to you for bringing it up.

Soorya Gayathri
Jun 24
Jun 24

Yess . That's what frustrates me. Thank you.

rebecca.tang
Jun 16
Jun 16

Thank you for sharing and understand your frustration on the poor arrangement of the college. Many kids, school teachers are facing the similar challenges in the world. Kids can only attend classes online and they lose the concentration easily that affects their learning progress. Schools and teachers do not have experience on conducting the online classes and assessment and lead to chaos. I believe no one desire this happens. Believe our faith and we can overcome it!
May Almighty God bless you!

Soorya Gayathri
Jun 24
Jun 24

Thank you for sharing your thoughts:-)❤️

Tamarack Verrall
Jun 16
Jun 16

Dear Soul on Fire,
I'm glad you raised this, and made us aware of these ways that students are being treated, judged and stressed unfairly and unnecessarily. I teach, and also wondered why we had to put students through an in person exam in the midst of covid after being online, when we know as teachers how students are doing. The formal exams could have been done a different way. The extra stress you describe is such unfair treatment, after what has been a stressful time for all. Congrats on calling this out with your strong voice, and having it go global. Traditional schooling needs to be re-examined everywhere, with everyone affected at the table.

Soorya Gayathri
Jun 24
Jun 24

Your students are lucky to have you as a teacher:-) and I couldn't agree more.
Thank you ( ˘ ³˘)♥

Beth Lacey
Jun 17
Jun 17

These conditions are terrible, especially when these people are working hard to have successful lives.

Soorya Gayathri
Jun 24
Jun 24

Yes.... Indeed

Olutosin
Jun 18
Jun 18

This is sad.
What's their gain?
Horrible system. Mchew.

Soorya Gayathri
Jun 24
Jun 24

I'm still trying to figure it out. Praying for this messed up system to get better.

Olutosin
Jun 18
Jun 18

This is sad.
What's their gain?
Horrible system. Mchew.

charlenegailtaruwona

Halo my sister,
I am also a student and studying LLB. I really understand where you are coming from.
With the coming of Covid we have been doing online exams. This has come as a way to curb the spread of Covid.
I understand where you are coming from and I join hands with you to this regard.

Soorya Gayathri
Jun 24
Jun 24

Online exams:'(
Happy to hear about the precautionary measures that your university is doing.
Thank you so much and all the best.